The next attack that Arash experienced took place on March 7, 2019. That day, like every year, thousands had gathered in Dasht-e Barchi, near Arash’s house, to commemorate the death of Shia Hazara leader Abdul Ali Mazari, killed by the Taliban in 1995.
Arash said that around noon, he heard the first mortar shell explosion. Worried about the safety of his brother, who lived nearby, Arash ran in the street towards his house. “A shell fell next to me and exploded on my right side,” he said. “I ha